The King Years

Event date: 
February 26th, 2013
Duration: 
1 hour and 9 minutes
Speaker: 
Taylor Branch
Bob Herbert (moderator)
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Celebrated author Taylor Branch discusses the life and career of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the watershed moments in Civil Rights during King’s time.

Rogers and Rockwell: The Original Pop Artists

Event date: 
January 31st, 2013
Duration: 
1 hour and 2 minutes
Speaker: 
Kimberly Orcutt
Laurie Norton Moffatt
Harold Holzer (moderator)
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Experts compare two titans of popular art, John Rogers and Norman Rockwell.

Invisible Armies: An Epic History of Guerrilla Warfare from Ancient Times to the Present

Event date: 
January 22nd, 2013
Duration: 
53 minutes, 44 seconds
Speaker: 
Max Boot
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Max Boot crafts a complete global history of guerrilla uprisings through the ages.

Lincoln and Emancipation

Event date: 
January 17th, 2013
Duration: 
1 hour and 2 minutes
Speaker: 
Edna Greene Medford
James Oakes
Louis P. Masur (moderator)
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Three historians consider Abraham Lincoln’s most dramatic legacy: the Emancipation Proclamation.

The Oath: The Obama White House and the Supreme Court

Event date: 
January 8th, 2013
Duration: 
1 hour and 2 minutes
Speaker: 
Jeffrey Toobin
Samuel Issacharoff (moderator)
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Esteemed legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin reveals a gripping insider’s account of the ideological war between the Roberts Court and the Obama administration.

Halftime in America: Is a Competitive Renaissance Beginning?

Event date: 
October 23rd, 2012
Duration: 
1 hour
Speaker: 
Nancy R. Lazar
David A. Moss
Robert Wolf
Byron R. Wien (moderator)
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Four financial experts discuss America’s evolving role as an economic leader and the steps necessary for it to remain a leading international force in the 21st century and beyond.

An Evening with Edmund Morris: Guard of Honor and the Morality of War

Event date: 
December 13th, 2012
Duration: 
1 hour
Speaker: 
Edmund Morris
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Distinguished biographer Edmund Morris speaks about James Gould Cozzens’s Pulitzer Prize-wining war novel, Guard of Honor.

Eisenhower in War and Peace

Event date: 
November 13th, 2012
Duration: 
58 minutes, 49 seconds
Speaker: 
Jean Edward Smith
Richard Haass (moderator)
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Jean Edward Smith and Richard Haass trace Dwight D. Eisenhower’s path from young dreamer in Kansas to frustrated apprentice under Douglas MacArthur, through the Allied war councils of World War II, and all the way to the White House.

Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1945-1956

Event date: 
November 27th, 2012
Duration: 
58 minutes, 49 seconds
Speaker: 
Anne Applebaum
Jacob Weisberg (moderator)
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Anne Applebaum and Jacob Weisberg discuss the lost civilization of the Soviet bloc, its cruelty, paranoia, and broken-down morality.

America's Unwritten Constitution

Event date: 
October 16th, 2012
Duration: 
1 hour
Speaker: 
Akhil Reed Amar
Linda Greenhouse (moderator)
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Preeminent constitutional scholars Akhil Reed Amar and Linda Greenhouse explore the relationship and intersections between America’s written and unwritten Constitutions.

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